In this video series, Feminist Frequency will explore five common and recurring stereotypes of female characters in video games Read more
This project was successfully funded on June 16, 2012.
Thank You All For the Overwhelming Support!
I'd like to extend an extra big thank you to everyone for sticking with me and especially to those continuing to back this project amid the torrent of misogynist bullying and intense harassment. I'm overwhelmed and encouraged by the support from people of all genders. Every one of you is an inspiration to me in my determination to make this project as amazing as possible.
As you can probably imagine, over the past few days I have spent the
majority of my time dealing with all this ongoing harassment and trying
to secure and tighten up as much of my internet presence as I can. It
looks as if this type of backlash will be an unfortunate and continuing side effect of
this video series as we move forward. As some of you might be aware, in
addition to the threatening messages sent through, literally, all my
social media channels, the wikipedia page about me was vandalized last week (*Trigger Warning* that link is pretty disgusting!).
There have also been a few more alarming incidents over the past couple of days but I don't want to publicly disclose them for safety
reasons (but don't worry I'm still okay!). At the very least, this
story is being picked up and sparking some "discussion" on a few gaming blogs
like Destructoid, Kotaku, and The Escapist.
All of your support and pledges over the past few of days have gone above and beyond my wildest imagination! I also want to thank you for your comments and suggestions about possible future additions to the project. We have some exciting plans and ideas for how Tropes vs Women in Video Games is going to evolve from here. I'll be sure to post more details as soon as I have a moment to catch my breath!